Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2012 / Article

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Volume 9 |Article ID 197174 | 5 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/197174

Facile and Selective Synthesis of 2-Substituted Benzimidazoles Catalyzed by FeCl3/ Al2O3

Received29 Apr 2011
Accepted13 Jul 2011

Abstract

2-Substituted benzimidazoles were synthesized in a single pot from aromatic aldehydes and o-phenylenediamine catalyzed by FeCl3/ Al2O3 in DMF at ambient temperature attained good yields and high selectivity.

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